Journal article

Targeting Interleukin-11 Receptor-alpha Impairs Human Endometrial Cancer Cell Proliferation and Invasion In Vitro and Reduces Tumor Growth and Metastasis In Vivo

Amy L Winship, Michelle Van Sinderen, Jacqueline Donoghue, Kate Rainczuk, Evdokia Dimitriadis

MOLECULAR CANCER THERAPEUTICS | AMER ASSOC CANCER RESEARCH | Published : 2016

Abstract

Endometrial cancer contributes to significant morbidity and mortality in women with advanced stage or recurrent disease. IL11 is a cytokine that regulates cell cycle, invasion, and migration, all hallmarks of cancer. IL11 is elevated in endometrial tumors and uterine lavage fluid in women with endometrial cancer, and alters endometrial epithelial cancer cell adhesion and migration in vitro, but its role in endometrial tumorigenesis in vivo is unknown. We injected mice subcutaneously with human-derived Ishikawa or HEC1A endometrial epithelial cancer cells (ectopic), or HEC1A cells into the uterus (orthotopic) to develop endometrial cancer mouse models. Administration of anti-human IL11 recept..

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